The Flamingo Kids Backpack is hand sewn from East African Kitenge fabrics, made and sourced locally in Eldoret, Kenya!
Not only is the backpack cute as the dickens, it is roomy and comfortable to wear. There is a large zippered opening, padded lining, and adjustable shoulder straps so an adult can wear it just in case you were wondering. Convenience handle makes it easy to keep track of when not wearing.
Although this backpack is sized for kids, it's also wearable for the bigger kids who are young at heart!
Handmade and Fair Trade from Kenya
Creation Hive is a fair trade group that provides sustainable income opportunities artisans in Kenya with HIV and other chronic diseases. When you purchase a Creation Hive item, you are helping to provide skills training and employment opportunities that give the artisans and their children an avenue to rebuild their lives economically and socially.
Praxades (holding the Flamingo backpack) is a Creation Hive artisan who works in mutliple departments. Here's what she has to say about working with Creation Hive:
"My name is Praxades, I am a tailor, designer, and dressmaker. I also specialize in making different types of bags. I love working at Creation Hive Organisation as it is a good and enjoyable environment. There is no harassment or overworking. We have a loving and caring boss. I have gained a lot of skills and nurtured my talent."
The name kind of says it all! If you're looking to find unique, handmade gifts from all over the globe, where better to come than Global Gifts? A marketplace of organic and fair trade goods, Global Gifts is home to every kind of ethically-made good under the sun—from apparel and accessories to home goods and toys. As a non-profit run mostly by volunteers, they've provided economic opportunities for artisans in the developing world for over 30 years! And unlike traditional brands, they pay their artisans a fair wage upfront for their orders, and only work with vendors and groups who take great care of their artisans.
You can return your item for any reason if you are not 100% satisfied. Orders may be returned within 60 days. Please include copy of receipt with returned products. Items must be in the same condition you received it. Customers are responsible for paying shipping on returns and original shipping charges will not be refunded. Shipping charges can be avoided by returning items to one of Global Gifts' four store locations with your receipt. Funds from returns will be returned to the credit card used to make the purchase. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate a return.